Two students mowed down

 Three people, including two students, were killed in separate accidents in the City since Saturday.

Shwetha, 22, a resident of Kadugodi, was run over by a speeding bike on Old Madras Road. She was killed instantly.

On Saturday evening, Shwetha had gone out with two friends, Rakshitha and Shamili, to Gopalan Signature Mall on Old Madras Road. They were crossing the road to catch a bus home when speeding a bike struck down Shwetha. The two-wheeler also hit Shamili and Rakshitha, who sustained minor injuries.

Initially, both girls did not realise that Shwetha had been killed. The bike rider immediately stopped, hailed an autorickshaw and promised the girls that he would bear all medical costs. According to Shamili and Rakshitha, he promised to follow the autorickshaw to the hospital, but disappeared into traffic at the busy junction.

The girls rushed Shwetha to a nearby speciality hospital, where she was declared brought dead.

Indiranagar Traffic Police have registered a case. Police sources said that they have studied CCTV camera footages at the Gopalan Mall entrance and also the ones at the next junction, which, however were not helpful in identifying the motorist.
Shwetha, the daughter of K A Ananthan, a businessman, was a fifth semester BE student at East Point Engineering College in Avalahalli.

Visitor run over

In another incident, a student from Tamil Nadu was mowed down by a water tanker near Thanisandra Railway Gate Sunday morning.

Rajadorai, 22, a native of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu where he was studying BSc, had come to the City to visit his uncle in Chikkajala. The accident occurred when Rajadorai was riding his uncle's bike. As he approached Thanisandra Railway Gate, his bike was struck from behind by a water tanker.

The impact of the collision was so great that Rajadorai was thrown onto the ground. He was run over by the tanker and killed on the spot. The tanker driver abandoned the vehicle and fled the scene. Chikkajala Traffic Police have registered a case.

Woman killed

In one more accident a homemaker was killed after a good vehicle hit her scooter near Jakkur Airfield Saturday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as Varalakshmi, 28, a resident of Jaraganahalli. The accident occurred when Varalakshmi was returning home from her parents’ house. She was riding pillion when her scooter was hit from behind by a goods truck at the Yelahanka bypass Junction.

Varalakshmi came under the wheels of the vehicle and was killed on the spot. The truck driver abandoned the vehicle fled the spot. Yelahanka Traffic Police have registered a case.

Varalakshmi was married to Naveen Kumar and the couple had two sons.

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